One million pages: The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) has reached a milestone of one million scanned pages, representing over 13,000 documents. The million mark was exceeded in March 2017 during the scanning of the extensive run of Stack’s Bowers auction sale catalogs. This particular series begins in 1935 and includes nearly 800 sales, of which 90% have now been scanned. The Newman Portal acknowledges Stack’s Bowers for sharing this content and for allowing it to be made freely available through NNP. We also thank our scanning partners at the American Numismatic Society (ANS), Librarian David Hill and Internet Archive associate John Graffeo, who scanned many of the early catalogs in this extensive series. Finally, ANS Trustee Dan Hamelberg made available Stack’s material form his unparalleled library. The Stack’s catalogs are available on NNP in our auction catalog section at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/3.
Newman Portal at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention: The Newman Portal will hold a user forum at the Central States convention at 11AM on Thursday, April 27. Lunch is included, the meeting will be held in the Serenity room (not Serendipity room as mentioned elsewhere). Space is filling quickly, if you wish to attend please contact Newman Portal Project Coordinator Len Augsburger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll cover current NNP status and discuss future initiatives.
Advanced Search on NNP: The Newman Portal now includes an advanced search function that offers additional refinement of search results. One interesting feature is the ability to set a date range on results (“Publication Year,” “To”), allowing researchers to identify the earliest discussions of various numismatic topics. Users may also restrict results to document types, for example auction catalogs. This is useful when searching for historic sales of specific items. Try it at https://nnp.wustl.edu/Library/AdvancedSearchForm.
Coming next: Additional content and features will be announced at the Central States user forum. Plan to attend!